Instructional Design and Technology

Degree:Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Major:Instructional Design and Technology
Specializations:Instructional Design and Technology
Technology Leadership
Certificate:Human Performance Technology
Department:Instructional Design and Technology
Building 85, Room 114
(850) 474-2300
https://uwf.edu/ceps/departments/instructional-design-and-technology
College:Education and Professional Studies
CIP Code:13.0501
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 36

Instructional Design and Technology professionals provide critical assistance for national and international education and training initiatives. The M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology prepares education, training, military, healthcare, and business and industry professionals to solve complex organizational problems through the application of education, training and/or technology based solutions. Developing innovative solutions to address organizational problems and providing for just-in-time support to employees and learners permits students to develop a variety of instructional design and technology-related skills. Students enrolled in the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology may specialize in Technology Leadership, or complete a concentration in Distance Learning or Human Performance Technology.

Graduates of the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology work in curricular, instructional, performance, or distance environments, designing, producing, and evaluating instructional materials, and managing teams or technology projects.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests*:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submission of letter of intent that meets the following minimum requirements:
    • Describes the applicant's academic and professional experiences
    • Describes the applicant's career goals and reasons for pursuing the degree
    • Minimum of two pages in length
    • Free of spelling and grammatical errors
  • Academic preparation

* The graduate admission test may be waived for the following: 

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher from an accredited institution.

Degree Requirements

In addition to general University requirements, students seeking the M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology must meet the requirements listed below.

To be eligible for a M.Ed. degree in Instructional Design and Technology, a student must do the following:

  • Complete degree requirements of at least 36 semester hours compliant with the time-to-degree policy
  • Be recommended for graduation by the Department of Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology
  • Complete all courses with a grade of B or better
  • Successfully complete the Capstone Experience (EME 6946).

Tracks, options, and concentrations are an informal designation used by graduate programs to indicate areas of emphasis and research, but have no formal significance. They do not appear on the student transcript and diploma.